Perspectives & Experiences

As part of the Environmental Studies Major, students complete a minimum of 30 credits of Perspectives and Experiences courses, with at least 3 credits in each category:

Human and social dimensions

Human and Social Dimensions
Philosophical, literacy, artistic, cultural or ethnographic aspects of how humans envision, value, and interact with the environment.

Bioregional

Bioregional
Place-based analysis of environmental issues or problems within the Pacific Northwest bioregion.

Natural

Natural Sciences
The physical, chemical and biological elements of the environment, including humans.

International

International
Place-based analysis of environmental issues or problems outside of the United States.

Policy

Policy and Decision Making
The intersection of facts and values as applied to governance, and specifically to environmental problems and decision-making.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork
Direct engagement with sites or stakeholders out of the classroom for the purpose of collecting assignment-related material.

The list of courses below is just a pre-approved list of options to fulfill the Perspectives and Experiences requirement, however, you can browse the UW catalog and select other classes you are interested in that may fulfill this requirement. In this case, please fill out this completed Course Subsitution Petition

For each course below, click on the course title to view the UW Course Catalog description. Click on the colored dot to view the UW Time Schedule for that particular quarter. An asterisk (*) indicates a special topics course.

2015

Autumn Quarter 2015 Offerings

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Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

ATM S 211

Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

ATM S 458

Air Pollution Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

CEE 498 J

Sustainable Roadways

 

 

 

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 440

Water Waste Health

 

 

 

 

ENV H 451

Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 472

Environmental Risk and Society

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 221

Environmental History of the U.S.

ENVIR 239

Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 280

Natural History: Knowing our Non-Human Neighbors

ENVIR 460

Power, Privilege and Preservation

 

 

 

 

ENVIR/SMEA 476

Introduction to Environmental Law and Process

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 A*

Environmental Innovation Practicum

ENVIR 495 B

Farm Lunch Seminar

ENVIR 495 E/CHID/LIT 298 A

Literature Culture and the Environment

ESRM 210

Introductory Soils

ESRM 304

Environmental and Resource Assessment

ESRM 320

Marketing and Mangement from a Sustainability Perspective

ESRM 325

Environmental Applications of Plants: Bioenergy and Bioremdiation

ESRM 350

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

ESRM / ENVIR 362

Introduction to Restoration Ecology

ESRM 371

Environmental Sociology

ESRM 381

Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities

ESRM 403

Forest and Economic Development in an Economic World

ESRM 425

Ecosystem Management

ESRM 441

Landscapce Ecology

ESRM 452

Field Ornithology

ESRM 490 B*

Environmental Problems and Market Based Solutions

ESS 301

Geology of the Northwest

 

 

 

 

FISH 323

Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources

 

 

 

 

FISH 473

Limnology

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 474

Limnology Laboratory

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 335

The Developing World

 

 

 

 

GEOG 360

Principles of GIS Mapping

 

 

 

L ARCH 300

Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 341

Site Planning

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 450

Introduction to Land Use, Growth Management, and Environmental Planning

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Quarter 2015 Offerings

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Course

Title

Flyer or Website

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

AIS 475 C*

Sustainability Sciences and Indigenous Communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIS 475 D* Water is Life: Indigenous Worldview of Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTH 369 Cultures of Nature  

 

 

 

 

 

BIO A 201 Principles of Biological Anthropology  

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 317

Plant Classification and Identification

 

 

 

 

 

ENGL 365

Literature and Discourse on the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 380

Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease

 

 

 

 

GEOG 467

Law, Justice and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 480

Environmental Geography, Climate, and Health

 

 

 

 

JSIS 484 E*

Energy and Sustainability in East Asia

 

 

 

 

 

JSIS 485 D*

Water Resource Management in South Asia

 

 

 

 

 

JSIS B 351

The Global Environment

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 363

Ecological Design and Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 300

Introduction to Urban Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 498 D*

Transportation and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 260

Recreational Fisheries

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 310

Biology of Shellfishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 424

Biology and Culture of Aquatic Organisms

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 447

River Ecology and Management

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 240

The Urban Farm

 

 

 

ENVIR 385

Political Ecology of the World Food System

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 410

Growing Stuff: Ecology, Economy, and Culture of Resource-Production Ecosystems

 

 

 

ENVIR 440

Environmental Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio: Environmental History Walking Tour of UW

 

 

 

 

ESRM 320

Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 401

Spring Comes to the Cascades

 

 

 

 

ESRM 465

Economics of Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 479

Restoration Design

 

 

 

 

 

OCEAN 235

Arctic Change

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 447

Environmental Change and Infectious Disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 473

Environmental Health Policy and Practice

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 490 C*

One Health: Human and Animal Health in a Changing Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTR 302 Food Studies: Harvest to Health  

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Quarter 2015 Offerings

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Course

Title

Flyer or Website

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

ARCTIC 400

Integrating Policy and Science in Arctic Studies

   

 

 
AIS 475 A* Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands

course flyer

 

     
AIS 475 B* NW Native Peoples and Flora of the Pacific Northwest  

 

 

 

ANTH 311

Cultural Politics of Diet & Nutrition

 

 

 

 

 

ANTH 378

Sustainability, Resilience, and Society (online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIO A 201

Principles of Biological Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 424

Plant Ecophysiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 476

Conservation Biology

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGL 365

Literature and Discourse on the Environment

course flyer

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 271

Geography of Food and Eating

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 280

Intro to the Geography of Health and Healthcare

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 302

The Pacific Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 335

The Developing World

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 370

Problems in Resource Management

GEOG370

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 461

Urban Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 462

Coastal Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478 B*

Global Cities, Utopia and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478 F*

Global Sustainability Movements

 

 

 

 

 

PSYCH 448 A*

Ecopsychology

course flyer

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 361

The Human Experience of Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 422

Urban and Regional Geospatial Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401 K*

Pipeline Seminar: Education for Sustainability

Pipeline Website

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401 P*

Environmental Alternative Spring Break

Pipeline Website

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401 Z*

Pipeline Seminar: Inner Earth Club Education

Pipeline Website

 

 

 

 

FISH 311

Biology of Fishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 239

Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

ENVIR 239 Flyer

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 313

Environmental Earth Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 384

Global Environmental Politics

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 417 A*

Ethics, Science and Geoengineering

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 439

Attaining a Sustainable Society

course flyer

 

 

 

ENVIR 478 Topics in Sustainable Fisheries  

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 485

Environmental Planning and Permitting in Practice

course flyer

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 B*

Farm Lunch Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 E*

Grant Proposal Practicum: Grant Writing for Sustainability Projects

course flyer

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 F*

Environmental Communication, Messaging and Outreach

course flyer

 

 

 

 

ESRM 321

Finance and Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 400

Natural Resource Conflict Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 429

Environmental Science and Resource Management Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 450

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 458

Management of Endangered, Threatened, and Sensitive Species

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 470

Natural Resource Policy and Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 473 Restoration in North America  

 

 

 

 

NUTR 300 Nutrition for Today  

 

 

 

 

 

NUTR 303 Neighborhood Nutrition  

 

 

 

 

 

NUTR 446 Food Safety and Health  

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Autumn Quarter 2014 Offerings

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Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

ANTH/ENVIR 211

Environmental Justice

 

 

 

 

ANTH 361

Anthropology of Food

 

 

 

 

ANTH 479 A*

Climate Change and Nuclear Risk: Oceania

 

 

 

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401 N*

Education for Sustainability

 

 

 

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 440

Waste Water Health

 

 

 

 

ENV H 451

Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 472

Environmental Risk and Society

 

 

 

 

ENVIR/ESRM 362

Introductory to Restoration Ecology

 

 

 

ENVIR/SOC 379/ESRM 371

Environmental Sociology

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR/SMEA 476

Introduction to Environmental Law and Process

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 480

Sustainability Studio - Biking and Walking for Transportation: Fostering Behavior Change at UW

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 A*

Environmental Innovation Practicum

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 B*

Urban Farm Lunch Seminar

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 C*

Environmental Politics and Institutional Innovation

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 460

Power, Privilege and Preservation

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 210

Introductory Soils

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 320

Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 325

Environmental Applications of Plants: Bioenergy and Bioremediation

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 350

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 381

Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 403

Forest and Economic Development in an Economic World

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 425

Ecosystem Management

 

 

 

ESRM 441

Landscape Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 490 B*

Economics of Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 490 C*

Restoration Problem Solving: Ecological Engineering

 

 

 

 

FISH 311

Fish Ecology

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 323

Conservation and Management of Aquatic Resources

 

 

 

 

FISH 473

Limnology

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 474

Limnology Laboratory

 

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478

Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio

 

 

 

L ARCH 300

Introductory Landscape Architecture Design Studio

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 341

Site Planning

 

 

 

 

 

NUTR 300

Nutrition

 

 

 

 

 

SMEA 407

International Organizations and Ocean Management

 

 

 

 

OCEAN /ATM S/ESS 475

Current Research in Climate Science Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 450

Introduction to Land Use, Growth Management, and Environmental Planning

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Quarter 2014 Offerings

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Course

Title

Term

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

ANTH 269*

Anthropology of the Wilderness

B Term

 

 

 

 

ANTH 488

Agroecology

Full Term

 

 

 

BIOL 317

Plant Classification and Identification

Full Term

 

 

 

 

BIOL 356

Foundations in Ecology

Full Term

 

 

 

 

 

CHID 250 A* 

Animals, Ethics and Food; Deconstructing Dominant Discourse 

A Term

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 384 

Global Environmental Politics

Full Term

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 A*

The Urban Farm

A Term

 

 

ENVIR 495 B*

Ecological Restoration:

Human and Social Dimensions

 

Full Term

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 C*

Global Change: Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest

A Term

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 G*

Science Writing for Impact

A Term

 

 

 

ESRM 210

Soils

A Term

 

 

 

 

ESRM 320

Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective

A Term

 

 

 

 

ESRM 321

Finance and Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective

B Term

 

 

 

 

ESRM 442

Ecology of the Sierra Nevada

Full Term

 

 

 

GEOG 280

Introduction to Geography of Health and Health Care

A Term

 

 

 

 

GEOG 335

Geography of the Developing World

B Term

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478

Global Sustainability Movements

Full Term

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 300

Intro Landscape Architecture Design Studio

Full Term

 

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 498 A*

Reading the Elwah: Exploring Social, Cultural and Biophysical Transitions in the Elwah Watershed

B Term

 

 

L ARCH 498D/598B

Chinese Landscapes and Urbanism

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP

498/598A

Exploring the Washington State Food System

A Term

 

 

 

Spring Quarter 2014 Offerings

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Course

Title

Human and Social Dimensions

Natural Sciences

Policy and Decision Making

Bioregional

International

Fieldwork

ARCTIC 400

Integrating Policy and Science in Artic Studies

 

 

 

BIO A 201

Principles of Biological Anthropology

 

 

 

 

BIOL 305

Science Communication: Video Storytelling in Biology

 

 

 

 

 

BIOL 317

Plant Classification and Identification

 

 

 

 

BIOL 492

Teaching of Biology

 

 

 

 

EDUC 401 K *

Inner Pipeline Seminar: Education for Sustainability

 

 

 

 

ENV H 311

Introduction to Environmental Health

 

 

 

 

 

ENV H 473

Environmental Health Policy and Practice

 

 

 

 

ENV H 490 A*

Environmental Change and Infectious Disease

 

 

 

 

ENVIR/FISH 330

Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 385/ POL S 385

Political Ecology of the World Food System

 

 

 

 

ENVIR/COM 418

Communications and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 480

Food and the Environment: Life Cycle Analysis of UW Food Purchases

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 A*

The Urban Farm

 

 

ENVIR 495 B* / ENGL 302 B*

Living in Place: Literature and the Environment

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 E*

Ecopsychology: Revisioning the Human-Nature Relationship

 

 

 

 

ENVIR 495 F*

Growing Stuff: Ecology of Resource Extraction Ecosystems

 

 

ESRM 315

Natural Resource Issues: Old-Growth and Forest Management

 

 

 

ESRM 401

Spring Comes to the Cascades

 

 

 

ESRM 420

Wildland Fire Management

 

 

 

 

ESRM 465

Economics of Conservation

 

 

 

 

 

ESRM 479

Restoration Design

 

 

 

 

ESS 301

Geology of the Northwest

 

 

 

 

FISH 260

Recreational Fisheries: Science, Management and Policy

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 310

Biology of Shellfishes

 

 

 

 

 

FISH 230

Economics of Fisheries and Oceans

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 370

Problems in Resource Management

 

 

 

 

 

GEOG 380

Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478 C*

Global Sustainability Movements

 

 

 

 

JSIS 478 E*

Sustainability and Global Business

 

 

 

 

L ARCH 363

Ecological Design and Planning

 

 

 

 

 

NUTR 302

Food Studies

 

 

 

OCEAN 220

Introduction to Field Oceanography

 

 

 

 

SMEA 514

Oil in the Arctic

 

 

 

 

URBDP 300

Introduction to Urban Planning

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 498 A*

Environmental Planning

 

 

 

 

 

URBDP 498 D*

Transportation and the Environment